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Poster: SactownTom Date: Dec 8, 2006 12:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: West LA Fadeaway

Didn't Belushi die in Feb or March of '82? Busted out in Veneta Aug '82... maybe it doesn't predate his passing. I always thought that was a direct reference to JB.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 8, 2006 12:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: West LA Fadeaway

FWIW:

chateau
A reference to the Chateau Marmont, the hotel on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles where John Belushi died on March 5, 1982. The entire song could be taken as being about Belushi's death, but as usual, Hunter throws in some curve balls, skewing the character of the song so that it becomes someone else.
http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/wla.html

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 8, 2006 6:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: West LA Fadeaway

But it's my understanding that it was written before.